Cooperation on Mental Health, 2021

ASEAN Plus Three Leaders’ Statement on Cooperation on Mental Health Amongst Adolescents and Young Children

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam 27 October 2021

WE, the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, held the 24th ASEAN Plus Three Summit via videoconference on 27 October 2021. The Summit was chaired by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam;

REAFFIRM our commitments to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG target 3.4, which aims to reduce by one third premature mortality rates from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, while reiterating that mental disorders are significant contributors to the global burden of diseases and on the quality of life;